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Anybody Get Combative When Coming Back Out Of A Seizure?
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So I was laying in bed thinking about random stuff n a question poped into my head. My lady friend knows I have grand mal seizures every once in a great while. But she's hasn't been around for one yet. Iv been known to get combative while im still coming back too and don't wana accidently hurt her. Is there anything we can do to help me come back to quicker when a seizure happens? Would this stem from my PTSD?

posted March 4, 2020 (edited)
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Gunnar - when a seizure occurs everything gets screwed up for a bit.
especially emotion. If your angry at the fact that you had one it will be
intense- if your sad it will be too. This is Your minds initial reaction-you'd
feel it intensely but you would never act out of character to the extreme
Your mind wouldn't allow it- just the fact that you're worried shows how
you feel/think about this. Remember this is a physical prob your brain just
missed a beat, say like a heart attack. If you have anxiety issues they will
be more intense after a seizure but will subside when your brain gets back
on track and you can think clearly. You can control your mind and its great
that you know bout PTSD to help.

posted March 5, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

And the Neurologist or your Primary Care Doctor can write you a home Prescription for those meds for somebody to give to you.

posted March 14, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Ativan either .5mg or 1mg according to the length of your seizures and how violent your seizures are.If not Ativan it would be Haladol

posted March 13, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Someone tried to help me by holding me. Took 5 cops to get the handcuffs on. Still have numbness in one hand from the cuffs. Aggressive to say the least

posted March 12, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I attacked my ex husband. Yeah he was the source of my distress. Claw, kick, growled. He had my son peek in, and say hi. I immediately stopped, and passed out. He purposely handled my seizures wrong like trying to pin me down. Abusive *badword* kinda guy. She just needs to not be touching you, and to know that at a certain point she needs to be a certain distance away. If you know someone will be there during one they may also try quietly talking to you. Even just discussing the weather with the occasional how you feeling. It lets you know someone not threatening is there, and doesn't startle you.

You probably should check out meds though. There are a ton of options, and the first step for them is finding a fit that stops them. Then the right dose. It can feel like they make you so much worse before finding one that works. My first one gave me all the symptoms of Schizophrenia as side effects. Scared me! But I kept on searching.

posted March 5, 2020

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